Tuesday, May 31, 2016

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON

Another fabulous item from a past auction @ Croton's own SERIOUSTOY.COM: the “Chippenfield’s Circus Models Gift Set” #23–A2, 1966, Corgi; missing 1 giraffe, small melt on elephant crate, o/w complete (decals unused); everything is NM - NM+, in C9 box (no inserts) Click on the photo and enjoy--by the way some of this set is downright putz-spirational. 

More from the days when celllophane was new and exciting: THE HISTORY OF CELLOPHANE! http://inventors.about.com/od/cstartinventions/a/Cellophane.htm 

TOM CARLISLE—CHRISTMAS LIGHTS—CHRISTMAS HISTORIAN – MATCHLESS STARS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZVD-NQlvyU

TOM CARLISLE—CHRISTMAS LIGHTS—INDOOR C7 LIGHTS, G.E. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvpS3u8_HYo

MEMORIAL DAY ON THE JEEP LAYOUT--lot of yummi vintage goodness http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2016/05/train-time-memorial-day-parade-on-jeep.html

And in case you missed it, Howard is making a repro of the vintage green spottie clock house  http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1093

ZAMBRANO RESIGNS AS VILLAGE MANAGER OF OSSINNG

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SHAKE-UP AT VILLAGE HALL 

ABE ZAMBRANO (click on the photo), who left his position as Village Manager of Croton to become village manager of Ossining in May of 2015, has resigned after 12 months on the job. Read more at the Ossining Croton Patch. http://bit.ly/22w9MZC

NEW FROM OUR FRIENDS @ EFSP: HANNALORE ELSNER

New from our friends at European Filmstar Postcards:

HANNALORE ELSNER

Grand German actress Hannelore Elsner (1942) started her film career in quickly forgotten light entertainment film, but in later years, she starred in films by interesting directors like Edgar Reitz, István Szabó, Dani Levy and Uli Edel. She is best known for her roles in popular TV series such as Die Schwarzwaldklinik/The Black Forest Hospital (1987-1988) and the detective series Die Kommissarin/The Inspectoress (1994-2006).

READ MORE HERE  http://bit.ly/20Rdzzc

Monday, May 30, 2016

SPRING 2016 GARDENS AROUND THE VILLAGE

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Continuing the tradition at Everything Croton, some garden photos from Spring 2016 in our village. Click on the images below, all rights reserved. Stay tuned for more.

You may also have an interest in:

--2015 Meet some of the Croton Village Garden Club volunteers http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/07/time-to-meet-some-of-2015-croton.html
--Jan Johnsen's Serenity is a Garden blog http://serenityinthegarden.blogspot.com/
--Halle Flanagan Wolfe's Tips, Ideas, Inspiration and more http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/04/and-now-some-spring-gardening-info-from.html

WASHINGTON ENGINE COMPANY, 2016 MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE

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WASHINGTON ENGINE/CROTON FIRE DEPT. FB PAGE; 25 PLUS PHOTOS: Today, in front of nearly 90 members and guests, the Washington Engine Company No. 2 held their annual Memorial Day Service at our firehouse. The event, as it has been for many years, was emceed by Company President Joe Streany.

As we do each year, we take the time to remember all of those that have served our nation, as well as all of our members that are no longer with us. The list of our fallen members was read by Past Chiefs Stephen Dominello, John Munson and Art Roosa Jr.

This year, we dedicated the day to two of our past Captains - Louis Giglio and Elwood "Skip" Munson - whom passed away since last Memorial Day. We also remembered Associate Member Elwood "Woody" Munson who suddenly died a few weeks ago.

At our May 23rd Company Meeting, the Company elected to appoint Richard Pusatere as an Honorary Member, posthumously. Pusatere was the Chief Engineer of the El Faro cargo ship which sank with all 33 crew members aboard on October 1, 2015 in the wake of Hurricane Juaqin. READ MORE HERE https://www.facebook.com/weco2cfd/posts/1107319612665409

Sunday, May 29, 2016

CROTON ROTARY HOSTS CROTON CARING COMMITTEE LUNCHEON

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KUDOS TO THE CROTON ROTARY CLUB.

The Croton Rotary hosted this month's Croton Caring Committee luncheon for local seniors, held last Friday at the Municipal Building (click on the photo). See and read more here http://bit.ly/27YsJbw

1952, HIGH WATER AT CROTON DAM FLOODS FAMILIES

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BY SPECIAL REQUEST AND COURTESY OF THE ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE CROTON HISTOICAL SOCIETY; 1952, HIGH WATER AT DAM FLOODS FAMILIES. Click on the images below.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

NEW @ CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES: BLACKSMITHS AT THE NEW CROTON DAM, 1895

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NEW @ CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES: BLACKSMITHS AT THE NEW CROTON DAM, 1895--Among the many treasures of the Ossining Historical Society Museum is a substantial collection of photographs and other material about the Old Croton Aqueduct. During a visit last week, curator Norm MacDonald showed us some recently donated material that included two rare photographs of blacksmiths at the New Croton Dam taken in September, 1895.   Read more here https://crotonhistory.org/2016/05/22/blacksmiths-at-the-new-croton-dam-1895/

Friday, May 27, 2016

MORE JUNE 1981 IN CROTON

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COURTESY OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY: JUNE 1981 IN CROTON. Click on the photos below. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO CROTON'S EXPLORER POST 2089

Congratulations to Explorer Post 2089, recipients of the "Best Appearing Junior Fire Unit" at Saturday's Ossining Fire Department Parade.Read and see more here http://bit.ly/1WK5uOR

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC FROM EVERYTHING CROTON

Anna came across this wonderful old photo taken by "T. Edison" in the Library of Congress archives. No lights on the tree but the dolls alone are worth a visit.  Click on the photo and enjoy.

Courtesy of ToyConnect: The "business district" comes to the Jeep layout--some wonderful train houses/stores here with fine graphics and lots of vintage vehicles toyconnect.blogspot.com/2016/05/train-time-business-district-comes-to.html 

Very interesting fun site---rare and retired military vehicles, toy soldiers etc.  www.rodneysdimestoregallery.com/ 

Howard has fnished "The Witch's Lair"! Four pages from drawing board to completion!  http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1086 

1962 Sears Christmas catalog  http://bit.ly/1TKT46z 

And from 2015--a blast from Rob and Monica past  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/07/from-famine-to-feast-latest-adventures.html